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Remarkable physicists : from Galileo to Yukawa

Author: I M James
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 250 years from the second half of the 17th-century saw the birth of modern physics and its growth into one of the most successful of the sciences. This text features portrayals of 55 of the most remarkable physicists from that era described in brief biographies.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: I M James
ISBN: 0521816874 9780521816878 0521017068 9780521017060
OCLC Number: 52520500
Description: xv, 389 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 1: FROM GALILEO TO DAVID BERNOULLI: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) --
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) --
Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) --
Isaac Newton (1642-1726) --
Daniel Bernoulli (1700-1782) --
2: FROM FRANKLIN TO LAPLACE: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) --
Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711-1787) --
Henry Cavendish (1731-1810) --
Charles Augustin Coulomb (1736-1806) --
Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827) --
3: FROM RUMFORD TO OERSTED: Sir Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford)(1753-1814) --
Jean-Baptiste Fourier (1768-1830) --
Thomas Young (1773-1829) --
Andre-Marie Ampere (1775-1836) --
Hans Christian Oersted (1777-1851) --
4: FROM OHM TO HELMHOLTZ: Georg Ohm (1789-1854) --
Michael Faraday (1791-1867) --
George Green (1793-1841) --
Joseph Henry (1797-1878) --
Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) --
5: FROM KELVIN TO BOLTZMANN: William Thomson (Lord Kelvin of Largs)(1824-1907) --
James Clark Maxwell (1831-1879) --
J. Willard Gibbs (1839-1903) --
John William Strutt (Lord Rayleigh)(1842-1919) --
Ludwig Boltzmann (1844-1906) --
6: FROM RONTGEN TO MARIE CURIE: Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (1845-1923) --
Joseph John Thomson (1856-1940) --
Max Planck (1858-1947) --
William Henry Bragg (1862-1942) --
Marie Curie (1867-1934) --
7: FROM MILLIKAN TO EINSTEIN: Robert Millikan (1868-1953) --
Ernest Rutherford (Lord Rutherford)(1871-1937) --
Lise Meitner 1878-1968) --
Otto Hahn (1879-1968) --
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) --
8: FROM EHRENFEST TO SCHRODINGER: Paul Ehrenfest (1880-1933) --
Max Born (1882-1970) --
Niels Bohr (1885-1962) --
Frederick Lindemann (Lord Cherwell) (1886-1957) --
Erwin Schrodinger (1887-1961) --
9: FROM DE BROGLIE TO FERMI: Louis de Broglie (1892-1987) --
Satyendranath Bose (1894-1974) --
Piotr Leonindovich Kapitza (1894-1984) --
Jean-Frederic Joliot (1900-1958) --
Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) --
10: FROM HEISENBERG TO YUKAWA: Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) --
Paul Dirac (1902-1984) --
J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) --
Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1906-1973) --
Hideki Yukawa (1907-1981).
Responsibility: by Ioan James.
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The 250 years from the second half of the 17th-century saw the birth of modern physics and its growth into one of the most successful of the sciences. This text features portrayals of 55 of the most remarkable physicists from that era described in brief biographies.

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